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The global Latinx community is evolving and growing fast. Alt.Latino is here to celebrate it and all of its nuances through music. Each episode, NPR Music's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with a different living legend or rising star to discuss Latinx culture, heritage, and the shared borders of our experiences. Let the chisme begin!

The global Latinx community is evolving and growing fast. Alt.Latino is here to celebrate it and all of its nuances through music. Each episode, NPR Music's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with a different living legend or rising star to discuss Latinx culture, heritage, and the shared borders of our experiences. Let the chisme begin!

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Austin, TX

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NPR

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The global Latinx community is evolving and growing fast. Alt.Latino is here to celebrate it and all of its nuances through music. Each episode, NPR Music's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with a different living legend or rising star to discuss Latinx culture, heritage, and the shared borders of our experiences. Let the chisme begin!

Language:

Spanish


Episodes

Hermanos Gutiérrez: How their cinematic guitar music reconnected them as brothers

11/23/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

Duration:00:29:43

Silvana Estrada: On cultivating intimacy and generosity in her live performances

11/16/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

Duration:00:33:11

Natalia Lafourcade: How making original music again helped grow her 'inner garden'

11/9/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Natalia Lafourcade to talk about interpreting old songs, taking things slow and releasing her first album of original material in seven years.

Duration:00:30:31

Canción Exploder: Ibeyi

11/4/2022
From our friends at Canción Exploder, we're sharing a conversation with Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz from the musical group Ibeyi. The twins discuss "Sangoma," the first song off their album Spell 31. This interview is in Spanish.

Duration:00:15:41

Angélica Negrón: The genre-subverting composer on embracing all sides of her identity

11/2/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Angélica Negrón to talk about the importance of representation, making music with plants and what inspired her to begin composing.

Duration:00:26:57

Carlos Santana: Why 1972's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'

10/26/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Santana to talk about nurturing his spirit, growing as an artist and 50 years of Caravanserai, an iconic album he co-produced with drummer Michael Shrieve.

Duration:00:28:39

Snooze: Rosario Dawson

10/21/2022
From our friends at the LAist Studios' podcast Snooze, host Megan Tan sits down with Rosario Dawson to discuss relationships, abuela's sage advice and the things in life that people put off.

Duration:00:28:11

iLe: How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape her music

10/19/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with iLe to talk about salsa music, Puerto Rico's role in her art and being la bebé of the family.

Duration:00:35:02

Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (English version)

10/13/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love.

Duration:00:19:57

Farruko: On his partying persona and religious transformation (Spanish Version)

10/12/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado to talk about creating the character of Farruko, developing a relationship with God and spreading a message of love. This episode is in Spanish, please find an English translation of the conversation at NPR.org.

Duration:00:30:13

Carla Morrison: How a break from music and a move to Paris led to a personal rebirth

10/5/2022
Felix Contreras sits down with Carla Morrison to talk about her new sound, the importance of mental health and the art of the Parisian non.

Alisa Amador: Why the Tiny Desk Contest winner almost gave up on music

9/28/2022
Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador to talk about intentionality in community building, almost quitting music and finding nourishment in her art. Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said Linda Diaz won the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest. She won in 2020.

Duration:00:29:37

Rosalía: How the genre-bending pop star found her confidence

9/21/2022
Anamaria Sayre sits down with Spanish superstar Rosalía, who just earned eight Latin Grammy nominations, to talk about her musical inspirations, divine sensuality and constant pull to transform.

Duration:00:29:11

Omar Apollo: Ballet Folklórico OG, Pharrell Whisperer, and Hot Sauce Entrepreneur

9/14/2022
Anamaria Sayre sits down with R&B darling Omar Apollo to talk about his experiences growing up in Indiana and becoming a role model for queer Latinx kids.

Duration:00:29:24

Alt.Latino: Where we've been and what's next

9/12/2022
After an extended hiatus, Alt.Latino returns with longtime host Felix Contreras and new co-host Anamaria Sayre. On this reintroduction to the program, the two talk about how the landscape of Latin music and culture has changed since Alt.Latino started more than a decade ago, and what it means for the show going forward.

Duration:00:14:43

Reintroducing: Alt.Latino

9/12/2022
Longtime host Felix Contreras introduces the program's new co-host, Anamaria Sayre — and gets a blessing from her abuelita.

Duration:00:03:18

From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

7/3/2022
Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo revisits podcast episodes to feature three conversations about music from Spain and explores the musical traditions that inspired these artists as well as the impact they made in the Spanish-speaking world.

Duration:00:33:41

From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

6/26/2022
Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo parses through the podcast archive to feature two conversations on the musical styles referred to as "Regional Mexican," its history, and its rising popularity among audiences in the U.S., Mexico and beyond.

Duration:00:29:35

From the archives: interviews with Ibeyi, Ivy Queen and Silvina Moreno

4/3/2022
Alt.Latino intern Cat Sposato takes over the show to feature more stories for Women's History Month.

Duration:00:32:03

From the archives: Latinas in punk

3/27/2022
The San Antonio based punk band Fea is featured in a discussion about Latinas and punk.

Duration:00:29:42